Production Supervisor

Menlo Park, CA
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Jennifer McKeever

Job Description:

Aquent's Client is seeking an experienced Producer to support a high volume of large-scale art installations in The Bay Area in partnership with an expanding team. The ideal candidate is someone who has managed art installation projects and has experience in managing artists and supporting their production, as well as strong communication skills and ability to navigate a fast-paced office environment and deliverables schedule. This role entails communication with architects, construction teams, artists, curators and producers to support the development and production of artwork commissions.

Responsibilities + Requirements

  • Provide administrative support including facilitating contracting and onboarding for individual artists
  • Collect information for pre-production efforts of artwork, including online research, special equipment sourcing, and hosting artists site visits
  • Prepare diagrams, photographs and measurements of art installation sites.
  • Communicate and conduct research related to artists’ development, fabrication, and preparation for large-scale installations; support and advise on sculptural art installations including determining hardware, creating digital mock-ups, and hands-on support
  • Work with photography vendor to facilitate, process and organize documentation of all installations, including internal file organization and photo delivery to artists
  • Contribute to documentation of projects, including working with Content Manager to capture, deliver and/or post content on social media
  • Skilled in Photoshop + familiarity with Adobe product suite, Google Sketchup, Google Drive, Dropbox and other administrative office management platforms and systems
  • Coordinate and process all forms to ensure artist access and support
  • Coordinate with Facilities partners and arrange storage and equipment needs
  • Coordinate with Facilities partners to deliver artist safety trainings
  • Prepare artist installation site setup in advance of installation and support post-production clean-up
  • Support artists for the duration of their installation, and troubleshoot challenges as they arise. Weekend and evening on-call support of artists can be required on occasion.
  • Support artists with travel, meals and accommodation info, as needed


  • 5+ years art production, art handling and project management experience
  • BA in Art-related field preferred
  • Experience managing and installing artists’ large-scale projects and installations including pre-production and production
  • Experiencing managing production and installation of sculptural artwork
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage deadlines, adapt with changing priorities, and balance short-term needs with long-term goals in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to physically assist with installation and occasional heavy lifting (~50 lbs. max)
  • Ability to connect and socialize quickly
  • Proficient with project management tools and social media platforms
  • Ability to identifying a problem or gap and creating quick solutions
  • Confident communication skills
  • Excellent collaborator, proactive, also works well autonomously
  • Some travel, weekend and after hours work required